Adsorptive Nitrogen Rejection from Natural Gas

Low permeability natural gas reservoirs are being developed across the world using fracturing technologies. The most common approach for fracturing uses water with friction reducing agents and thickening polymers. However this approach requires approximately 400 tanker trucks to bring millions of gallons of water to a well head and results in millions of gallons of contaminated water that must be treated before going back into the natural water cycle. A second approach to fracturing uses high pressure gases such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide.

Investigators

Yang Luo

Focus Areas

Date approved

April 01, 2017
Current TRL
6

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